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by hemo
31 Aug 2020, 10:56pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Gearing.
Replies: 20
Views: 648

Re: Gearing.

The mid drives with small front sprocket use internal gear reduction to enable it's use but at the expense of friction/drag with no power. Some still use or are reverting back to a larger front ring with less internal gearing as many have found that they wish to ride without power sometimes, the lat...
by hemo
31 Aug 2020, 10:48pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2020 Tour de France
Replies: 103
Views: 3876

Re: 2020 Tour de France

Looking at the spectators today and there were quite a few at various points, certainly no social distancing or face coverings being used. Is it likely the French gov't might pull the plug well before the finish ?
by hemo
26 Aug 2020, 6:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 232
Views: 34977

Re: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?

I have been passed on my bike by plod cars, they barely give a metre in passing and as for DI's, some are no better.
by hemo
25 Aug 2020, 10:31am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Petition to increase the 25kmh limit on electric bikes in the UK.
Replies: 121
Views: 2504

Re: Petition to increase the 25kmh limit on electric bikes in the UK.

This has been discussed many times on here before and on the Pedelecs forum and I expect other forums, there are other classes should one want speed and that is the speed pedelecs, like mopeds they require licencing, insurance etc,etc. The requirements fall inline with the rest of the EU and even ou...
by hemo
20 Aug 2020, 10:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alfine 8 minimum gearing...
Replies: 14
Views: 401

Re: Alfine 8 minimum gearing...

On my e - bike I geared 1:6 ratio.
by hemo
20 Aug 2020, 10:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre sealer/inflaters - do any of them work?
Replies: 40
Views: 1164

Re: Tyre sealer/inflaters - do any of them work?

I added slime to tubed tyres on a mtb and the result was no good, slime was no match for blackthorn needles tube material just not able to seal like a TL tyre. My gravel bike with TL WTB's I use Effafetto caffe latex and no issues, then again I probably haven't run over nay blackthorn lately. One do...
by hemo
19 Aug 2020, 5:01pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Where is the best place to buy an Electric Bike
Replies: 21
Views: 922

Re: Where is the best place to buy an Electric Bike

Where to buy depends on the type/style of bike, the terrain to be ridden and price range you plan on spending. Buy mid drive then you are beholden to that specific bike shop (in most cases) for after service, and once the manufacturer 2 year warranty elapses they become expensive to repair in the ma...
by hemo
15 Aug 2020, 12:49am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Charger query for Pendleton Somerby
Replies: 7
Views: 451

Re: Charger query for Pendleton Somerby

Speed controllers are quite awful you get about half the range from a battery then a bike that uses current control. Any controller draws the max set current at low speeds then as you get nearer the cut off speed the current drops off. A speed controller usually has three or 5 speed /assist levels, ...
by hemo
14 Aug 2020, 1:47pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Front Wheel conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1068

Re: Front Wheel conversion

I try not to get in to conversation with them, I say my one liner then either ride off or let them ride off. If others have an issue with ebikes then I can't help them if they have problems they can't talk about.
by hemo
14 Aug 2020, 1:41pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Decathon bike. Adding a second battery?
Replies: 11
Views: 565

Re: Decathon bike. Adding a second battery?

The Woosh device simply allows two batteries to be connected and one at a time will be used and alternated though not properly in parallel as becoming one larger battery with capacity and discharge. The advantage of paralleling is that two batteries can be used with supply coming from both simultane...
by hemo
6 Aug 2020, 11:45pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: I am looking for a smartcharger
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: I am looking for a smartcharger

It's not a smart charger in the way that those in the know can relate to.
It might be able to charge to a set voltage but it can't balance individual cell voltages or read them unless a matched bms with BT comm's is also used. An unbalanced battery using this device creates more issues then it solves.
by hemo
5 Aug 2020, 10:24am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?
Replies: 66
Views: 10926

Re: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?

The answer on pedelecs as to why the geared 250w small FWD Voilamart hub climbed so well hasn't been answered yet, the user has been asked to look to see if the controller shunt has had solder added to it thus giving more current then the 15a supplied. The 1kw dual watt hubs are illegal believe they...
by hemo
3 Aug 2020, 5:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Folding bike trailer
Replies: 21
Views: 669

Re: Folding bike trailer

The CF is good and does compact down well for storage, wheels and tow bar are removable, mine isn't so compact now as I have added diy mudguards.
by hemo
2 Aug 2020, 1:07pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?
Replies: 66
Views: 10926

Re: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?

Phil Bailey, what type of bike for conversion only 9mm QR's are suitable, through axle are no good. Your weight and how steep a hill ? Fitting a rear hub wheel isn't often just a drop in solution, one has to also think about adding a torque arm to prevent motor hub spinning out of the D/O's, though ...
by hemo
2 Aug 2020, 12:49pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?
Replies: 66
Views: 10926

Re: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?

What ever hub you buy ideally needs to be a geared hub, what gives the hub it's power is not the wattage rating but the current the controller can give. A 250w continuous rated hub is it's legal rating that means it won't overheat running at that rating for 1hr continuous, you can put through it how...